10 things.

The other day, while sitting in the classroom I am currently observing (a 6th grade math class… I don’t like 6th graders or math for the record…) I had some time to think. I came up with a list of 5 things I always want to be, and 5 things I never want to be. Here goes.

5 things I always want to be

1. Loving. I want to always love everyone. I want to love kids, I want to love my friends, I want to love the people that believe no one actually does love them. I want to have compassion for everyone I meet and I want to always be kind. I want to be loving.

2. Content. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to be complacent. Progression is essential to happiness. But I never want to be dissatisfied with what God has given me. I want to be content.

3. Open. I want to always be ready to share my thoughts and feelings with whoever asks. I want to share my experiences and let people in to my life. I want to be approachable and authentic. I want to be open.

4. Teachable. I want to always be ready to receive new knowledge. I want to be able to accept and apply critique and instruction in my life. I want to always be growing and changing, never stubborn or immovable. I want to be teachable.

5. Grounded. I want to be practical and focused on my goals. I don’t want to lose perspective or forget who I am. I never want to think too highly of myself. I never want to think too poorly of myself. I want to be grounded.

5 things I never want to be

1. Apathetic. I never want to be unmoved by emotion. I want to always be able to cry. I want to always be able to laugh. I want to feel everything there is to feel. I never want to be apathetic.

2. Disloyal. The people in my life are infinitely important to me. I never want to betray or hurt them. I want to be dependable and faithful. I never want to be disloyal.

3. Dishonest. I never want to be a liar. I want to always tell the truth, no matter the consequences. Honesty is always the best policy. I never want to be dishonest.

4. Rude. I never want to be rude or mean. I am not superior to anyone and I never have an excuse to be unkind. I never want to be selfish enough to think I can hurt anyone’s feelings. I never want to be rude.

5. Boring. I want to be fun and adventurous and alive. I never want to be a slug on the couch or a timid rabbit. I want to squeeze every ounce of enjoyment out of life. I never, never want to be boring.

And there you have it. This is what I want for my life. That is all.

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